Principal Investigator:Classen, Claire M Licenced Year(s):
The last self-sustaining population of whooping cranes breeds in a vast wetland complex in northern Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP), Canada. For the past fifty years, Canada and the United States have participated in successful conservation efforts to prevent the species’ extinction. However, the population of whooping cranes is still not large enough for the cranes to be de-listed from their ...
Principal Investigator:Tonn, William Licenced Year(s):
This project will develop a long term monitoring strategy to access the seasonal productivity of wetlands in the breeding area. Preliminary sampling in 2004 will familiarize the incoming graduate student with the breeding pond region and allow various sa...
Principal Investigator:Sotiropoulos, Maria Licenced Year(s):
The extensive wetland complex in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) is composed of a mosaic of shallow ponds that are unique in Canada. They are also the nesting grounds of the last migratory population of Whooping Cranes. Water, organic matter, aquatic plants and small aquatic life forms will be sampled from ponds just outside the nesting area and 0.5 km from the highway. The research team will ...